Sustainable textiles

  • The Swiss company Rohner Textil developed a new material called Climatex which meets the textile Eco-Label "Eco-Tex 2000".  
  • Climatex was developed as substitute for cotton which was causing environmental problems.  By substituting cotton with a new raw material the need for waste water treatment was solved.
  • Climatex is a patented mix of ramie, pure wool and polyester.  This gives it excellent seating comfort as ramie combines moisture absorption of wool with fast humidity transport of polyester.
  • TENCEL® was designed as an environmentally friendly cellulosic fibre to produce fabrics that maximise comfort and function. It is a man-made cellulosic fibre derived from wood pulp which is harvested from managed forests. Cellulose is the natural polymer that makes up the living cells of all vegetation.
  • TENCEL® is produced via an advanced 'closed loop' solvent spinning process, with minimal impact on the environment and economical use of energy and water. It uses a non-toxic solvent which is continually recycled.
  • TENCEL® has been certified for use of the Oeko-Tex, Confidence in Textiles, mark (issued by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Technology).
  • As a natural fibre TENCEL® is breathable, absorbent and fully biodegradable.

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  • LoooLo take great care in their choice of materials, the process by which fabrics are made, and even how their interior furnishings go to market. 
  • They also use water-based inks, recycled paper stock and FSC (forestry stewardship council) approved paper products for our printed material.
  • In the future, they aim to encourage Canadian farmers towards sustainable production as well as educating consumers about the impact their choices make.
  • In 2003, they partnered with Rohner Textiles in Switzerland, inventors (in collaboration with William McDonough and Michael Braungart for DesignTex) of Climatex Lifecycle®; upholstery fabrics made from organic yarns and dyes free of toxic chemicals and hazardous bio-products.
  • LoooLo is the first company to use Climatex Lifecycle® yarns to create biodegradable interior furnishings.
  • The dyes in the Climatex Lifecycle yarns used for are free of all toxic chemicals and are still available in a full range of colours.
  • The dyes used in their  yarns are processed in a ‘closed loop’ facility which means that the leftover dye baths never leave the facility and that the factory’s water purification system allows old water to be recycled and re-used
  • They only use natural certified organic materials farmed both within Canada and abroad
  • All products can be composted and will be reabsorbed by the earth within 1 year

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Terratex ® is a range of fabrics developed by Interface...
  • Made from 100% recyclable or renewable material.
  • Manufacturered using increasingly sustainable processes.
  • Made to meet or exceed industry standards for quality and performance.
  • Recyclable or compostable at the end of it's useful life.

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